What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a medical condition that affects the spine causing distinct abnormalities and malformation that can worsen over time. A healthy spine is aligned vertically to the body. When a person is affected by scoliosis, the spine forms a sideways curvature. Scoliosis can cause severe pain or discomfort for those affected. While scoliosis is often detected at birth or throughout adolescence, it can also develop as result of trauma, injury, lifestyle choices or as a symptom of other conditions.
What are the Symptoms of Scoliosis?
Symptoms of scoliosis might include a lack of asymmetrical musculature, uneven hips, arms or a difference in leg height. Some severe cases can lead to changes in lung capacity, pressure felt in the chest or back and varied impact on range of motion. Other symptoms might include:
- Low Back Pain
- Leg Cramping or Tingling
- Leg Pain or Discomfort
- Fatigued or Sore Muscles
Treatment of Scoliosis will depend on the age and severity of each patient. Whenever possible scoliosis should be treated as early in life as possible in attempt to redirect spinal development to healthier alignment. Traditional treatment options typically involve mechanical interventions such as braces, different forms of physical or rehabilitative therapies and may include surgery depending on the extent of malformation and stage of intervention.
Are there Adult Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment Options?
Adult scoliosis is often due to deterioration of spinal health and is frequently associated with osteoporosis in women over the age of 40 years old. While corrective surgery is a viable treatment option for some adults, we at Premier Medical offer less invasive therapeutic treatment options.
If you think that you might have scoliosis or would like to understand your unique spinal composition, care or reduce other symptoms of your spine, call us now for a free consultation before your condition worsens.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.